Donald R. Fagerholm, 95, of Lopez Island, Washington passed away on March 25, 2019, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. He was born on Jan. 17, 1924, on Lopez Island, the son of Julius and Florence Fagerholm.
Donald served in WWII as a B-17 pilot of the US Army Air Corps. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for Pacific NW Bell and U.S. West for 44 years until he retired. He lived on Mercer Island for 70 years.
He is predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife Margaret and his son-in-law Michael Reece.
Donald is survived by his children Jeff (Paula) Fagerholm and Mary Reece; grandchildren Taryn and Will Reece; and great-grandchildren Emma, Gideon, Colton, Mariah and Saverio.
A family graveside service was held at Lopez Union Cemetery on Lopez Island on Friday, March 29, 2019.
The family would like to thank the staff at Island House and Kline-Galland Home and the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff of Virginia Mason. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation, or Seattle Humane.
To share memories of Donald, please sign the online guestbook at www.evanschapel.com.